I think this is a bug. In speed grader, when looking by section, the top says right says 14/46. The numerator is for the section but the denominator is the total across all sections.
I'm pretty sure that I had an Instructor put a ticket in for this and I think I was told this is "normal" behavior for Canvas. You might consider adding this as a The specified item was not found..
I'm not sure if this totally answers your question, but I found this Canvas Guide that talks about sorting assignments in the SpeedGrader...and there's a part referring to Sections. How do I sort the student list in SpeedGrader?
Hope this helps!
I understand how to sort the students and how to see only the students in a particular section. But the information does not give me an accurate indication of how many students there are to grade in this particular section. The denominator shows the total number across all sections, the numerator shows the number graded in this particular section. But in looking more carefully I realized I was not putting the pieces together . I have "Student i of j". and "k /total Graded" and so "k of j" is what I am looking for. Notice that this still misleading in that k is only the number graded in the particular section but there is no indication of that.
Hmmm...ok. If you think something might be a bug, you can use your "Help" menu and "Report a Problem". Instructure recommends that if you use "Report a Problem" that you be on the screen that you have a question about before clicking on "Help". That way, the Help Desk technician will get some extra metadata about the page you're on.
I had a lengthy response written a couple of hours ago and deleted it without sending. I was trying to explain what they were doing, but it's really hard to justify or defend it. But yes, you figured it out and the page that documents what you're looking at doesn't provide any clarification -- just a single sentence. How do I track my grading progress and the average grade in SpeedGrader?
The form they are using is definitely non-intuitive ... therefore confusing. It does show more information than either common use of fractions where the numerator and denominator are from the same group. If you know how many students are in a section, the numerator will give you a progress towards that goal and the denominator reminds you that there may be sections other than the one you're looking at and you're not 14/15 of the way towards being done with the grading, you're 14/46 of the way.
As a mathematician, the current system bothers me. As an accessibility nut, one of the tenets is to present the information in the clearest, simplest manner possible, and they fail at that.
However, to display both 14/15 and 14/46 (with labels for both and the redundancy of the 14) would take up space they probably don't have to surrender for that statistic. I think that documenting what the numbers represent and the reason for them would help. That's especially true when it's a non-standard or unusual way of doing things.
I will say that one area I find the guides lacking is that while they document how to use Canvas, they don't document the why or when as well as they could.
One way to handle this sort of thing would be to make the area clickable and have it toggle between section and course stats
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